The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1930 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 22, 1930
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Mffiff. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BIATHBVILLE COURIER NEWS rat OOUKOBI 'unre co. FUBUSHEHS • 0. R. BAECOCK, Editor ' a*. BAINES, Aqvehuiag tft* ^d ft****, jwpre5enutwei: P. Glut Co- Inc., New iTort AUtat*,' Qtu**, ten Anto&lo, S*n - AltCTpoan sxctpt C*M 'gutter »t tt* po* . Artawu. under art <* Qctoby t. U»V ____ ''. 9«rT«< bj ae VMM rrw B> -»mer \n the citj or BiyUic?U!e, iso per •*ek of W-BO r*r ye»r to advance. By mil! within * radii* o( H mUe>, »3.00 per MI |1M for ill month*. tie for three month*; ii 0*11 m poet*j tooei two to «U, IncluslTe, *j« pei yew, In tooet men ind eight, ter ;e«r, p»yab!e In Experts Disagree Mention has already been made of that murder trial in Ohio where six very eminent psychiatrists blew themselves to opposing opinions concerning the sanity, or otherwise, of a young wife-murderer who was on trial. As it happened, the jury either decided to believe the alienists for the state and to disbelieve the alienists for the defense, or it put the whole expert-testimony racket out of its mind and went ahead to use its common sense; at all events, the prisoner has b:en, convicted of first degree murder and has been sentenced to the electric chair. :. 'However, the taste of this thing lingers. It is such a typical example of the .fumbling, incompetent way in which our courts strive to do justice in murder trials that it is worth extended examination. ..This case was right in the accepted pattern. ' The murderer's lawyer called three psychiatrists, all of them very eminent and 'reputable men. They agreed that the young man was woefully incompetent mentally; he was, they said, , h'alt' way between a moron and an outright inbecile. , Then the state's attorney called three other psychiatrists, all of them quite as eminent. and reputable as the three the defense hatj called. They agreed tjiat the young man was quite normal mentally, fully able of weighing the consequences of his acts and distinguishing between right and wrong. , Now we haven't the faintest notion whether this particular killer WHS, in fact, a lunatic or a normal human being. But'- it does strike us that this method of getting at the truth is about as| poorly devised as anything one could imagine. "Why, in the name of ordinary logic, wouldn't it be better to hold the sanity hearing in advance of the trial, with qualified alienists hired, not to testify for one side or the other, but simply to render the truth as they saw it? If they reported the prisoner insane he could be locked up; if they found him sane, he could be put on trial and the case could bo decided "on its merits. 'The present system leads to confusion. It offers the hardened, intelligent killer a chance lo escape the punish- ment he deserves, and it also makes it possible for the stale to electrocute some poor nit-wit who ought to be in a hospital. The one thing it does not do is offer a chmicc for dealing out exact justice. There iq ?/ good denl of talk nowadays about respecting the courts. How is it possible to respect a system that undertakes to get at Hie truth in u roundabout, inefficient manner like this?—NBA. Childish Diversions These juvenile tree-sitters who have been making minor nuisances of themselves throughout the country lately have nt least performed one .service for us; they hnvc brought the endurance contest down to its proper level. An airplane cmlunimv contest is not so bad; but the other forms indulged in by adults who ought to know better have been very foolish. King-pole sitters, non-stop dancers, egg-eaters and the rest—they could only come to blossom in a country that was extremely tolerant of silliness. Now the kids have .shown us what these contests really are. They are diversions for children. The boys who are sitting in trees lire acting naturally, for small boys—and arc proving, at the same time, that the grownups who do the same sort of thing arc really of about the same mental age.—NBA. SIDE QLANCES By George Clark THE WINDMILL BODY GUAUDS WASTK1) I cnn'l tmaglnc | \rhnt I have done to tile wind to ctmse it to attempt lo assassinate me. Now, this morning when I stepped out into the yard at my homo It blew up my shirt .sleeves. That excited me terribly nnd 1 made n rush lor fhe house. Just- ns 1 was nr.unitng the steps at the front eloar it b!cv: up my pants legs * -Y- ••;• There's n right smart of talking, here, there tuid yonder, about, hard times, but those who are talking should call and see Just how conditions are with me. All ol my belongings have dwindled down to Just cue nlurm clock nnd a pocketbook and they are both run down. * * -y. I RUCSS I must be n imlurnl bom aviator. 1 flew n kite nil by myself today, and it wns my first, attempt at flying any sort ol air vehicle. I wasn't the least bit excited or nervous, cither. Unlike other aviators, I storxl up while flying my emit. H didn't bother me any at all -to look down at the ground. I could look above, or at cither side or behind me nnd the thought of something happening never once entered my mind. •f- * * I tried my fist nt prize fighting one llnv;. I was very dumb about it all at tirst, but I soon learned what was swat and I done a little oel- ter as tilings pounded on. I put on. or rather pulled off, a bum fight but really I wasn't, at all to blame. My opponent was a dirty fighter. He Jilt with the ropes nnd tht ring posts, and the. last thing I rememberer! he hit me in the face with the floor of the ring. I staggered about nil during the fight, but- I wasn't hurt. I ivns drunk on the boos which the crowd gav.? me. • CUSA M 1IIGDON. I chopper consumes from 4500 to COOO and a lumberman may take as | much as 8000. In the same way. a seamstress takes from 2000 to 2300, whereas a mald-of-all work or u laundress consumes 2800 to 3500. "Now get this next verse. It's the one that's gonna make 'em buy your washing machine." WASHINGTON LETTER Y RODNEY DUTCHER . upon underground. In the past 10 SEA Service Writer years every such estimate lias had WASHINGTON — The program | to be revised as ton conservative. FIRST YACHT VICTOR V On Aug. 22, 1851, the United States won (he first international yachl cup races when the "America" defeated 15 entrants in a race from Cow«, England, around the Isle ol Wight and return. This gave the United States the famous "America's Cup." which It held ever since . The history of the cup dates back lo the days of John C. Stevens, who was chiefly responsible for the whole series of races. Convinced that American-buiH sailing vessels were the fastest in the world he formed a syndicate of yachting enthusiasts to build a boat to jus- tjfy this contention. George Steers, a veteran builder, was therefore engaged by them to build the "America." When the America sailed for England the carried a crew of only eight men and increased it to 15 when she raced. Although t'ne craft ] was a 170-ton yacht, It competed, against yachts having a tonnage as high as 352 tons. When the rac; got under way there was little doubt, however, as to who woult be the ultimate victor. The most persistent challenger for the cup in recent year has been Sir Thomas Lipton of England Each time he has brought his Shamrock" to this country he has met with defeat. In September he will make another attempt to wrest the America cup at the races off Newport, R. I. If he "lifts" the trophy before he dies, Lipton declares he will have achieved a lifetime ambition. KKlDAY, AUGUST 22, 1930 for curtailment of oil production, | -ponsorcd first by the government las a conservatl"n measure and be! gun later by the oil Industry wltli ' co-operation of various states, is showing seme results. Instead of Increasing as In previous years, oil production has been cut down. There was an increase from 901,000.000 barrels in 192B to 1,006.000 barrels in 1929, but production lor the first six months of 1930, was only 465,000,000 as com- The Editor's Letter Box and better methods of geological exploration, discovery ot| deeper prolific sands, improved] s.. operating methods and. successful | served for about 15 years as clerk Would Cut Teacher's 'Salaries (To the cditor:i I have been a citizen of'Missis- county lor 38 years and I partially depleted!of the schcol board of what was widened the con-1 known as No. nine district. It is 1 known now as Armorel school. I was governed altogether by the state school laws and our pro rata rejuvenation of fields have all ception of how mucli oil there may be to be taken out. The Federal Oil Conservation Board still insists, however, that £ ho)ar per scholar was about $2.50 per since oil is an irreplaceable natural product the oil resources of oil are limited. In its recent and , hc right to emplo> , No one will ob^ct to the proposal of eating food In pill form—providing they arc taken after meals. OUT OUR WAY PRETTV PER IK v<£Tcv\ MCNM CM -feu. \F <SOT Tv-V RldHf 'AT -STUFF OM if v-\t EWE-R uo PeoPut. -TiMV< O' \AJlO D/Yf — I'D BE cn\T\'c-o;" witii 488.000,000 In tlie first half ot-1029. Imports of crude oil fell off from 44.000,000 barrels to 31,000,000 barrels In the same period, but there was a corresponding Increase In importation of. refined products^— ^ mostly gasoline—so nil 'that means j Is that the biggest American ; oil I companies nre doing more of tlieir refining in the countries where they Bet, tlieir oil. The significant point seems to be that while new resources have been discovered and "the amount of "sluit-in" oil has been at n new high peak, the amount of oil taken from the-ground has-nevertheless I been diminished. The producers of | crude have undertaken, with con- I siderabie success, to keep llieir out- I put within the limit of actual demands. Competition In drilling as wcl! ns in production has been considerably cut down. Oil Board Pleased The Federal Oil Conservation Hoard pointed the way for this achievement and Is now pleased with the results, bul the industry acted voluntarily with the aid of state Inws and stale commissions Crude oil is all converted into something else; no consumer it. Oil companies figure out their demands and business re year make production fit those figures. i Geologists have given up ! ins estimates of the supply of oi the teachers and to set the price at that day and time. I employed teachers lor all the way from S45 fourth report it pointed out that w $65 .,„ mont i, md llad no Increased production was not -an] Iroub1c filmimj lcacners Wnc[1 : Index of the remaining reserves but comri r cmp | 0 yed home people n AV7'1T iciuiujy uemuuus aim uuamts UV WllliaiUS ItilrcmEnl at the first of the J - the idea has been to a record of depletion and a warn- .:ig of impaired reserves. Government Must Help Tlic government, it Mid, must, ,n providing for national defense and promoting general welfare, cooperate to protect the newly discovered reserves and those previously known from dangrous and too rapid depletion. "Almost incredible increases in the rate of production" have been > nearly matched by Increasing con-1 sumption and no one knows how long tlie supply will keep pace with demand. And the Oil Board said: 'Even the most generous estimates place the data at which our oil reserves will be -depleted, under I present rates of consumption, In the comparatively near future/The | board's purpose, it pointed out, was 10 delay the coming of the day when impending shortage of crude [ 011 will cause a radical advance in • the price of gasoline and other re- j finery products. | The big hope ol producing a gasoline substitute is now seen in the new hydrogenization "&.ro<^ss which makes a motor fuel out ot j hydrogen and carbon. A plant us-1 ing this process ha; been in opera-; tion nearly two years in Louisiana | ami two or three more arc unrler construction. Ccst of production ot Ihis new motor fuel on a large tcalc has not yet been determined, j but all experts in the petroleum THE URGEST . EARS IN THE WORi-O BEJ-ONG TO THE ELEPHANT, AN AMIMAL 7HAT IS v/ERV HARP OF HEARING ARE C40SEP PARTJCI.ES OF SAND JL0DGIKG BETWEEMTrfE MANUE AND SWEJ.L OF AN OVSrER.. THfS IRRITATION STIMULATES SECRET/ON ANP THE. SAND |S«?V£RED WITH LWERS OF 01930 BY REA Sg«V:E,l»C. REG. U, S. PAT. Off. ttachcis that 1 employed living in ' Blytheville now. I let a few ntterid from other districts and didn't think about charging them as it was a free school. New, I feel the same way about the plan of the Blytheville school. I pay about $36 school taxes. I have no direct children but I have some grandchildren and great- grandchildren and the school has got the benefits of their enumeration and now if they don't pay thei' tuition they will be barred from what the enumeration from the stale gives. Now Lee Wilson is the man that a good many people say rules the county. In a great many instances when a depression like we are having now hits, he calls his men together and tells them he will have to cut their salaries from 525 to S50 per man. Then if they don't want to stay they can look for other jobs. county teachers If they had grades Now I don't see why the school sufficient. There are some of thr I board can't call gether and make the same proposition to them. I know there arc hundreds of people in and near Blytheville that are in liic same fix 1 am in—they can't, pay the taxes that we are burdened wilh cotton now 10 cents and the banks with no money. Where arc we people going to get the money to pay this advance tuition. I am past 85 years old and a bad scribe'. The last, school T attended was In Maury county, Tenn., in 1859. I close, hoping that you will not throw this in the waste basket but return it sure if you don't, publish it. From G. B. Pcery, Blytheville Box 443. TIT FOR TAT HE (gnawing at wife's hard cake)-. It's a pity I'm not an ostrich. WIFE: Yes, you're right; then I'd have a chance to get a decent feather for my liat once in a while. —Answers. ! which the country'may dcjicnd] field are intensely interested. \ Every Action In Human Body Is Result of Chemical Change Wy Oil. MO«RIS FISIIBKIX hdilor. Journal of (he Anirriran Mtdical Association, and of Hy- ficin. the Health ,M»jazlnr Before the coming of the mod- !ern era, the physician had no way jot knowing exactly how veil Hit vital org.ins of his patient actually ' were functioning, i When it began to be resided that ; the uady is a great physicnl-chcm Ich a!l sorts physical reactions jical mechanism in whii o! r:icmViil and physio; broken down and rctransfcrmcd is influenced by the activities of the various organs, by exercise, by the temperature of the body, and by many other factors. Various devices have been de- vcloiKd for measuring iho basal metabolism of the human being, a figure usually expressed in terms of plus or minus and representing the speed at which exchange is go- Ing on within the body. Tr-.c linidamcntal foods, such ar m.illy ijoing on. means were proteins, carbohydrates anri fats C! for measuring the ratr speed of these reactions anc functional ryjiinc taht takes place in the human body is to some extent of a chemical change. ,'lhui-. the temperature of the body I Is ir.amiainrcl by this mechanism. ' Whenever any organ performs its (lulii>. cr.crRy is used up and lra:i>!crmcil into some equivalent are broken down into various con- i slltucnls. l-'ormcrly the energy • value ot these foods was expressed wholly in calorics. It uas rccog- I nizcd that one grnm of protein i would provide about fo'.ir calories, i as would also one gram of carto- ' - J-PfWiU-iv (.- , A;, has been said. im.'r.u.^K.r..-.' j' ••'•';'' V" c tourcc of ^, . ' t i ( .., c] - i t ], t ra . iC al B [,| hyi.rales. However, cue gram ol fat. which is mere productive ot energy than protein or carbohy- dr.nle. provides nine calorics. A <•! .' i;i:ti;-eu; character. Kiicrgy j urnm Is roughly about c:ic-thirliclh <• i'. lio::i fnal. When HIP (ood ol an ounce. It may Ihcrclore b~ i v : .i-:-:i nr.o thr bctly it is brok-! seen how small a qimniUy of food n i:p im.o fundamental constituents | Is necessary to produce four calo- •Aiurii are taken up by various or- I ries and why it Is that butler and !»iv, and transformed Into the pur- ' fats help to put on weight M> rap- for which the body needs . idly. Tiie sum of all of Ihrw ac- [ Naturally a person doing .1 small I;, the basal mclabollM-.i. a • amount ot work docs not r.ccd to which Is influenced by many 'have as much energy or to provide liciors. ; as many calorics as one doing :- has been said, the food it- heavy labor. Whereas a clerical cncrsy. Iijw- worker cats .from 2300 lo 3000 cul- wlilch the [ooJ is, cries per day ,a stevedore or wood- A Favorite Kipling Story It Is recorded of this well-known British author that he. once remonstrated with a friend for having sent him a publication from which the advertising pages had been cut. "Why, you have thrown away the most interesting section!" Mr. Kipling said. Advertisements are more interesting today than at any time since the invention of movable type. Merchants and manufacturers realize that their an- nouncemets must compete for interest with the work of the high-priced authors and illustrators. If you are not a regular reader of the advertise- nents in this paper, this is a good time to cultivate their acquaintance. You will find them interesting. You will find them friendly. They show you where to stop and take considerable strain off both shoe- leather and pocketbooks. Read the advertisements because they are interesting. Believe them because they are true. Act upon their suggestions because it will pay you in many ways. Before you pick up the telephone, you usually consult the phone book. Before you start out to shop, consult the advertising columns of this paper. They will give you a direct connection with the merchandise you want. Don't Slop with Reading the news and editorials. The advertising columns are equally important

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